African Plant Database

Disperis breviloba Verdc.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 32(1): 9 (1977)
Information on the genus : Disperis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 8-16 cm tall; tuber ellipsoid, 0,7 cm long; stem leafless apart from basal scale leaves; inflorescence 1-3-flowered; flowers pink with green-brown, held erect; bracts 4-7x3-4 mm; pedicel 3-4 mm long, ovary 6 mm long, papillose; dorsal sepal joined to petals to form a conical blunt spur 7 mm long; lateral sepals oblong, 3,5-4x1,5-2,2 mm, without sacs; petals oblong, 3-4x1,5-2 mm; lip with claw 2,5x0,3 mm, with linear appendage 5x0,4 mm, translucent, shortly 2-fid at apex.
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland; open dambo; grassland; usually in shallow soil over rocks; 1200-2340 m alt.
  Probably overlooked.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 236

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Adansonia, sér. 3 27[2]: 190 (2005). 
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carte afrique num 46513
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